SuperSport United assistant coach Andre Arendse has said Thulani Hlatshwayo has brought so much “experience” to the club.
Matsatsantsa pulled off what can be described as a dream signing, welcoming the prodigal son of coach Gavin Hunt to the club in July this year after his unlucky spell at Orlando Pirates.
Hlatshwayo captained Hunt’s now defunct Bidvest Wits a few seasons ago, where they won Absa Premiership, MTN8 and Telkom Knockout Cup. Arendse was the goalkeeper coach at the time.
There are a handful of professional players who are indispensable to their respective teams and Arendse describes Hlatshwayo as having a serious case for being the best defender in Premiership history.
Speaking to ThisIsFootball.Africa, the former Bafana Bafana shot stopper has explains what a player of Hlatshwayo’s stature brings to the club.
“Hlatshwayo is someone with a tremendous amount of experience and this rubs off on the younger players.” Arendse said.
“He brought that experience to the young ones, he helps them a lot, he is a positive player with a lot to give to the rest of the team.
“He’s a true professional, and he wants to win games. And when you have that winning mentality, you’re always going to be a good influence on the rest of the team.
“That is what he has brought to the team and what he has been so far, he showed in his performances.” The former Bafana Bafana captain has played 13 matches in all competitions so far and scored once, helping his side to occupy third spot in the DStv Premiership table.
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